Chuck Colson

What an opportunity, though, for Christians to engage young potential voters. Grab a bunch of registration forms. (You can get them at your local library, post office, DMV, or local elections official?or go online to, the Christian music artists? answer to Rock the Vote and MTV.) Then start a conversation about issues that concern them, like education or the war on terror.

Why should we vote? As Christians, we know voting is a sacred duty and the first step toward affecting the wider culture. So make sure you?re registered, encourage others to register, and make your voice count on November 2?and bring your kids, for a great civic lesson.

For further reading and information:

Learn about registering to vote at Find out your state?s registration deadline .

Register to vote  by mail.

Plan to be out of your voting district on Election Day? Find out about absentee voting . If you?re a uniformed or overseas citizen, go to this site  for absentee ballot information.

Project Vote Smart  provides a wealth of information on candidates, issues, and much more. Just plug in your zip code or a candidate?s last name, and you?ll find just what you need.

Alan Wirzbicki, ? Star Power: Celebrities and the youth vote ,? NewRepublic, 23 September 2004 .

?Planned Parenthood Trains Teens to Bash Bush ,? The Dawn Patrol, 4 October 2004 . (This blog discusses this article  from the South Florida  Sun-Sentinel.)

Timothy Egan, ? Vote Drives Gain Avid Attention of Youth in ?04 ,? New York Times, 15 September 2004 . (Reprinted by

Evelyn Nieves, ? College-Age Voters Feel Tug of Recruiters ,? WashingtonPost, 26 September 2004 .

G. Jeffrey MacDonald, ? Lost on campus: the ballot box ,? Christian Science Monitor, 21 September 2004 .

Jose Antonio Vargas, ? MTV, Gamers Hope Video Clicks with Young Voters ,? WashingtonPost, 6 October 2004 , C01.

?Hordes of voters register in a dozen states ,? MSNBC, 4 October 2004 .

See the ?Worldview for Parents? page ? Why Should I Vote? ?

BreakPoint Commentary No. 040829, ? Our Sacred Duty: Why Christians Must Vote .?

BreakPoint Commentary No. 031029, ? Never Too Young: Teaching Your Kids about Civic Duty .?

Chuck Colson

Chuck Colson was the Chief Counsel for Richard Nixon and served time in prison for Watergate-related charges. In 1976, Colson founded Prison Fellowship Ministries, which, in collaboration with churches of all confessions and denominations, has become the world's largest outreach to prisoners, ex-prisoners, crime victims, and their families.
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